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Fall Protection: Best Practices For Industrial Overhead Cranes

Industrial overhead cranes used within facilities to transport large, heavy, and bulky loads offer a variety of safety benefits to operations with precision remote handling and the ability for an operator to maintain a safe distance while directing the equipment. ...
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Prior To Using A Workstation Crane, Operators Should Assess Its ...

For their own safety and the safety of those in the area, operators of workstation cranes should perform a pre-operational/pre-shift inspection to determine if any parts are damaged or require repairs. A series of 20 different areas should be reviewed, ...
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Why End Stops Are An Important Safety Feature On Monorail ...

All good things must come to an end, and that includes the rails of overhead fixed monorail — constructed with either patented track or enclosed track — upon which carriers, end trucks or trolleys travel. To ensure that a load ...
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Monorail Splice Connections: Best Practices For Design And Use

Monorails transport heavy, bulky materials throughout an operation, maximizing a building’s vertical space by moving loads overhead. They consist of a continuous run of fixed, overhead track and carriers, end trucks or trolleys suspended from the track that move the ...
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For Safety, Operators Should Check These Monorail System Areas At ...

Prior to operating an overhead monorail system, an operator should conduct a pre-operational/pre-shift inspection to determine if any components might be damaged or in need of service. If any issues are discovered, the system should be removed from service and ...
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How Overhead Lifting Solutions Improve Safety

Overhead lifting solutions — including cranes, hoists, monorails, and workstation cranes — not only improve the efficiency and productivity of an operation, they also offer significant workplace safety advantages. These benefits are outlined in a recent article in MHI Solutions magazine, ...
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New Video Highlights Guidelines For Safe Hoist Operation From HMI

As a key component of overhead lifting, hoists — including hand, lever and power operated styles — connect a load to an overhead crane or monorail system. It is therefore critical that they are operated and maintained in accordance with ...
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Hoist Inspection Webinar, Part 1: Why Performing Daily Pre-Operational Assessments ...

Recently, the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) of MHI hosted a webinar entitled “Pre-op/Daily Hoist Inspection: What You Need To Know To Be Safe, Productive and Compliant.” The 45-minute session explained the importance of conducting an assessment of an overhead hoist ...
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Know Your Hoist Operation Guidelines To Ensure Worker, Facility Safety

Hoists are an integral part of overhead lifting, often serving as the link between the load and the overhead crane or monorail system. Therefore, their proper operation and maintenance is critical to ensuring the safety of workers using the overhead ...
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Overhead And Gantry Inspections 101: Learn The Basics

To ensure both the safety and the optimal functionality of an overhead or gantry crane, it is critical to inspect a variety of components and operating functions at specific intervals. As recommended by the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) ...